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Royals at Athletics Predictions and Preview for 6/13/2021

The Kansas City Royals visit the Oakland Athletics on 6/13/2021 at 4:07PM.

The Royals and the Athletics face off in an regular season game. The Royals have a record of 30-33 this season. The Athletics are 39-27 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Kansas City Royals

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Kris Bubic is 1-1 this season with an ERA of 3.32 in 38.0 innings pitched across 5 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.34 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.234. Kris Bubic’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 90.4 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 78.6 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 79.8 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Kris Bubic has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.3%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 56.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.4%

Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez has hit 16 Home Runs, drove in 42 runs, and sports a .280 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 2.3%. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.3%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Salvador Perez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.8%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.0%


Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .237 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 16.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 13.9% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Carlos Santana put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.1%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.4%


Andrew Benintendi

Andrew Benintendi has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .284 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 runs this season and stolen 7 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 8.0% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 19.0% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Andrew Benintendi put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.4%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.8%


Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .256 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 runs this season and stolen 17 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 6.9% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 12.0% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Whit Merrifield put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.1%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 9.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 62.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.8%


Michael A. Taylor

Michael A. Taylor has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .241 batting average this season. He also has scored 25 runs this season and stolen 4 bases.

A below-average OPS of .654 has been disappointing thus far for Michael A. Taylor. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 6.4% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 35.0%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Michael A. Taylor put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.6%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 60.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.5%


Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 10 runs, and sports a .224 batting average this season. He also has scored 25 runs this season and stolen 6 bases.

A below-average OPS of .622 has been disappointing thus far for Nicky Lopez. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 11.8% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 13.4% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Nicky Lopez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 57.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 24.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.8%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 60.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 23.9%


Kelvin Gutierrez

Kelvin Gutierrez has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 8 runs, and sports a .258 batting average this season. He also has scored 8 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .632 has been disappointing thus far for Kelvin Gutierrez. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 1.1%. He has a K Rate of 19.1% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Kelvin Gutierrez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 66.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 20.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 13.3%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.7%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Oakland Athletics

Chris Bassitt is 6-2 this season with an ERA of 3.44 in 81.0 innings pitched across 13 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.01 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.211. Chris Bassitt’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.4 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 75.1 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 89.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 71.6 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 85.7 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Chris Bassitt has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.3%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.6%

Matt Olson

Matt Olson has hit 16 Home Runs, drove in 45 runs, and sports a .285 batting average this season. He also has scored 39 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .956 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Matt Olson would be considered a power hitter this season, although he is not one of the top pure power hitters.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 11.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 17.2% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Matt Olson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.2%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.0%


Mark Canha

Mark Canha has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .250 batting average this season. He also has scored 49 runs this season and stolen 7 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 12.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 21.5% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Mark Canha put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.3%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.5%


Tony Kemp

Tony Kemp has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 11 runs, and sports a .278 batting average this season. He also has scored 18 runs this season and stolen 3 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 14.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 17.2% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Tony Kemp put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.1%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 59.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.3%


Jed Lowrie

Jed Lowrie has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .256 batting average this season. He also has scored 28 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 10.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 20.8% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Jed Lowrie put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 35.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.5%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.0%


Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 32 runs, and sports a .207 batting average this season. He also has scored 16 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 9.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.0%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Sean Murphy put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.2%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.5%


Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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